Sunday, October 30, 2011

A little faux sewing

I have a few people who have been asking me how I "sew" on my projects, so I thought I would show you how I do it! It's simple! I don't!!! I fake it like you wouldn't believe! LOL! Here is how I do it!

You will need:
A fine tip pen, an awl, a template to pierce holes evenly, and a sewing marking wheel (not sure if that is the proper name for it, but that is what I call it).

For the first technique and my favorite is to use that sewing wheel. You can do it two ways.
The first is to draw the line where you want your "sewing" to be and then trace over it with the wheel, making sure to apply firm pressure as you trace the line.

The second technique is to make the "holes" with the wheel first and then trace the holes with your fine tip pen. Here is a trick I use to make it look like it's really sewn by a machine, I will often make the lines go a bit off track and leave a leave a little trail at the end of the line.

Now for the second technique: Using the template and awl. I am using the set from Stampin' Up. I love it 'cause they have guide lines, and different widths to work with. This technique is simple, but I find it doesn't give the look of sewing with a machine, but more of a hand sewn look.

Take you paper and place it on the mat, place the template over you paper and choose the pattern that  you want to use. Pierce the holes with the awl.

Now all you have to do is trace a line from hole to hole. Or you could leave it as is a well. Both ways look good on a LO or Card!

Hope this helps you to achieve that "sewn" look on you projects. If you have tried these techniques, I would love to see what you made!

~Have a great day~

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A quick little Halloween project!

Over at Scrapbook Star we getting ready for Halloween! Every day we have been posting some Halloween Crafts to hopefully help inspire you!

Here is the latest project that I have made! A Paper Bag Latern!!! I tride to get some photos of it in the dark all lit up, but alas my camera did not like it and only took photos of the dark!!! Oh well just imagine that it's dark and that there is a little candle light flickering away inside! LOL!

I have also made a cute little tag that I am going to put into Jared's lunch bag on Halloween!
(This one was made for a challenge over at We Scrap)

And one last note for today! We Scraps is having a Halloween Blog Hop! Hope you can come over and play!

Monday, October 17, 2011

George has arrived.........and so have the challenges....

I guess will start with the new Challenges over at Scrapbook Star. Yes, it's that time of the month again! Head on over and see what we have in store for you month. This months kit is beautiful, (unfortunately it's not my month with it :o( ) Here is my challenge for you this month = Use a play on words for you title!
Don't forget if you play along at Scrapbook and post your LO, you get 50 Scrapbucks. The one with the most scrapbucks at the end of three months get a nice prize!!! ;o)

Now are you curious about who George is? Well here he is........................................................

Isn't he gorgeous??????? Yup this is my new van! I love it!!!! It has all the bells and whistle that I was looking for! I can't wait to drive to work in this baby!!!!

Well thanks for stopping by!

I will have some Halloween projects posted later this week. Be sure to come on over to Scrapbook Star ( this week to see all of our Spooktacular Halloween Creations!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


To Fleur! Your name was chosen for the RAK. Thank you for playing along on the blog! I hope you all had some fun!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

National Card making Day!

Well I have been busy while hibernating in my scrap room this weekend. Over at Scrapbook star we celebrated with out Blog Hop, and over at We scrap ( they are having a NCMD crop! The challenges are awesome!!! Plus I finally got time to get to all the challenge blogs this weeks. Like I said I have been very busy! I got something like 10 or 11 cards done so far!!!

Here are some of them that I made for the challenges at We Scrap and my challenge blogs that I like to stalk! LOL!

This first one covers the following challenges:
A sketch over at Sweet Shop (
Charisma Card:Love theme (
We Scrap: a recipe.

I love this card! I think it is my fav from the weekend! This one was made for  BAH! Humbug! ( They were looking for a nativity theme.
Fab"N"Funky ( anothe recipe, we had to use a ribbon, some gems or brads and 2 PP's.

This Joy fold card was made for Simon Says ( with Anything goes. As well as for CES ( Totally gorgeous/pretty girls! I thought Tilda looked very pretty in her Christmas get up!

These sexy little ladies were made for the sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday (

And the last (for now) of the challenges are these card which were made for the sketch challenge over at Sweet sketch Wednesday!  (

Well if you made it this far along in the post, I want to say thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I am hoping to post a few creations later this week! Man I tell you, from nothing for months to mega post in the last two days! It's crazy!!! LOL!